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RATINGS: 2437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. This turbo charged version of the Road Dog Porter is mysteriously dark with a rich malty body, intense roasted flavors, and a surprisingly unique hop kick. With Gonzo weighing in at 9.2% ABV, it will bite you in the ass if you donít show it the proper respect. IBUís: 85


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2005
(draft) Looks nice, with good lacing. A fairly intense coffee/licorice flavor that didnít appeal to me very much. The high alcohol is fairly apparent. The second half of the glass tasted better to my numbed taste buds than the first half had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a medium brown head. Sweet roasted, Alcoholic, chocolate aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a great light warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Deep brown beer with a light brown. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and alcohol sweet notes. Roasted malty flavor with a liqourice note and an alcohol warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Lots of roast in the aroma, with some obvious notes of nuts and vanilla. Jet black body with a small brown head. Roasty flavor, some sweetness, lots of vanilla, very smooth. Good one. RIP Hunter S. Thompson!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30779) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
An opaque brown beer with a lazing though collapsing brown head. The flavor is sweet and very roasty, while the flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate combined with hops. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10801) - SÝborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: Reddish brown coloured. Brwon dense coloured head. Hrbal, grassy and sweet fruity aroma. Flavour is light grassy and roasty. Has some coffee notes. Liqourice is present as well. Is medium bodied and well balanced. Is coffeeish and light roasty in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice and chocolate. Roasted flavour with lots of chocolate and liquorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2005
A pleasent blend of milky and portish aromas with heavy grassy and citric hopping; dark fruit and smooth, roasty, bittersweet chocolate flavors, earthy coffee hints and luscious mouthfeel; balanced finish with lingering bitterness; well hidden alcohol and a damn fine brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Bottled at the London gathering, November 2005. Thanks to Captain Cougar for bringing this one over. Very dark, almost opaque, black colour. Thereís lots of coffee in evidence here. Perhaps more than Iíd expect in a porter, although I appreciate that the US interpretation is rather different from the British origins. But there is a sour, slightly lactic, edge that I do like in a porter and some good balancing hoppy bitterness. Quite rich and fairly impressive. I can see how some people might think that the elements are not perfectly integrated, but I found the clashes rather interesting and intriguing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Nice brownish black pour. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/tobacco. Didnít seem 9.5 ABV, alcohol is well masked. Big flavor on this beer. This is one sweet ass porter.


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